Best Buy is altering its My Best Buy program to remove the ability for all members to earn reward points. The company announced that, starting on February 14, 2023, it will not allow standard members to earn points. Rather, this will be reserved as a bonus for people who hold the My Best Buy Credit Card. It also announced free shipping for people who are members, but don’t have the credit card. [Thanks, Wario64!]
The announcement did explain what Best Buy will do for existing My Best Buy members who still have reward points or earn them before the cut-off date. By April 15, 2023, people will get a reward certificate that can be used to pay for items with points. As a reminder, this program allowed people to use earned points to get things like $5 rewards with points.
The rewards program involved various benefits. In addition to the soon-to-be-ended reward points and the free shipping, people would be able to get exclusive offers. Things like tracking and “home experts” for troubleshooting or assistance are also a part of it.
This comes after Best Buy eliminated another reward program in recent years. It shut down Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked, which involved discounts on games and My Best Buy points, in 2018. It then removed the program completely for those who stacked membership subscriptions in March 2021.
Regular My Best Buy members can continue earning reward points until February 14, 2023.